Questions and Answers for 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League
How does the 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) Senior League compare to the 2014 COMBAT Portent (PORSL108) Senior League? Do they have similar pop?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) Senior League is a two-piece bat with a composite handle and alloy barrel, the 2014 COMBAT Portent (PORSL108) Senior League is a one-piece composite bat. Composite barrels after broken in will typically have more of a trampoline effect than alloy barrels.
What is the difference with this bat and the 2014 Demarini Voodoo?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) and the 2014 (DeMarini Voodoo (DXVDR) are both two-piece bats with a composite handle and alloy barrel. The Voodoo is more end loaded than the Marucci Black and is designed for a power hitter.
My son is 12, 98lbs, 4'10". What size do you suggest? Should the end load be of concern for his size?
Based on his height and weight, we recommend a 30" 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148). The Marucci Black also features a balanced swing weight, typically preferred by contact hitters. End loaded bats are typically preferred by power hitters, who are stronger and can handle the extra weight in the barrel.
Trying to decide between Marucci Black vs. Easton Mako vs. Demarini CF6. Will any swing heavier or lighter than the other? And difference in barrel length?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) will feel heavier than the Easton MAKO or the DeMarini CF6. The Marucci Black and the Easton MAKO will have similar barrel length to each other.
What differences are there between this and the Black 2?
The 2014 Marucci Black (MSBB148) and the Black 2 will be extremely similar. The only real difference is that the Black has a player preferred handle.
Is this bat good for cold weather?
We do not recommend using any non-wood bat, including the 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League, in temperatures below 60Â°F (16Â°C). In those temperatures, the ball becomes much more dense and could damage or shorten the useful life of your bat. Composite can crack, and alloy can dent, so neither material is proven to be better in cold weather, unfortunately.
How does this bat compare with the CF6? Is the MOI about the same? Does the Marucci have a longer barrel?
The DeMarini CF6 is going to be lighter weight. The 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League is going to feel more endloaded because of the extended barrel.
How does this bat compare to last year's Black 2 or the original Black from a balance stand point? I know the Black 2 was stated as not as balanced as the original Black.
The 2014 Marucci Black: MSBB148 Senior League will be similar in balance to the Marucci Black 2.
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